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O.T. just thought you might like this.

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:38


Music - Tenderness by Dan Phillipson :

O.T. just thought you might like this.

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:25

Absolutely Stunning. Beautifully crafted, incredible music. It gave me goose bumps. Brilliant!


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:12

Last year at the Gardeners' World Live show I asked some chap from the UK Tomato Growers Association if he had any advice for us amateurs on growing Toms. His main advice was not to water after aboput 4pm, or as he eloquently put it - 'They don't like going to bed with their feet wet'.

Screening ideas

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:02

This seems to cover the subject pretty well. Sadly, you are not alone Pauline. Good luck in finding a solution. It must be infuriating.

Screening ideas

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 17:48

If you put a couple of very long posts in front of the offending flag with some trellis linking them at the top, an evergreen climber and a vigorous clematis might do the job. The evergreen to act as an all year screen, and the clematis to look great in the summer. They should cover that area pretty quickly.

I'm curious, is your neighbour a football supporter with an England flag?

wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 16:10

I love that idea biofreak. To follow your analogy, is it true that the more borage you add, the greater the risk of finding your plants horizontal? That is certainly true with me and Pimms.

planting out runner beans and courgettes

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 11:28

I agree with KEF and Bookertoo. The weather was just too tempting this weekend to leave everything in the greenhouse and so I planted out MOST of the Toms, Courgettes etc. I also have the fleece on standby and did keep a few plants in the greenhouse just in case.

I am usually an all or nothing person but think that it is not such a bad idea to occassionally sit on the fence when it comes to guessing the British weather. When I was at the GC this weekend they still had stacks of veg plants for sale and so if we do have a disaster within the next week or so, there will be plenty of time to replace as necessary.

Bolting pak choi

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 17:01

I stand corrected.

Bolting pak choi

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 06:19

Hi Mairimac,

Last year I started my pak choi off in the greenhouse and transplanted it into position and had the same problem. I have since read that it really does not like being transplanted and so have sown directly in the soil this year. It comes up pretty quickly and so I would suggest that you start again with some direct sowings. It is certainly not too late to start again.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 13:42

I am definitely with Lindsay on this one - New Horizon peat free has always proved extremely reliable for me and I really like the peat free aspect. 

I needed some 'emergency compost' last week and ended up buying a bag from one of the big brands (possibly Tunstall?) and it had something printed on the bag along the lines of ' Yes, we do use peat, but do not take it from anywhere environmentally important'. To my mind, it is all environmentally important and so peat free for me.

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